Senate approves panel to oversee MBTA

The agreement is a victory for the Baker administration as it seeks to take control of the embattled transit agency.

// State Senate passes $38.1 billion budget

The Senate embraced the governor’s view that the state must slow its spending to cope with a deficit.

// Boston library continues its search for missing artwork

Susan Glover, head of the library’s special collections, is on leave. She has not been charged in connection with the case.

// Nonprofit grocery store set to open in Dorchester

Founded by the former president of Trader Joe’s, Daily Table intends to provide nutritious, affordable meals for low-income families.

Regina Pizzeria in the North End.

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Regina’s North End pizzeria not affected by bankruptcy

The regional chain did say that four low-performing restaurants, including two in Mass., have closed.

The cruise ship is docked at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston.

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Cruise ship that struck coral reef in Bermuda back in Boston

The Norwegian Dawn ran aground Tuesday afternoon as it was returning to Boston during a seven-night trip.

// Ex-convict accused in killings of wealthy D.C. family, housekeeper

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested about a week after he allegedly murdered the family and set their mansion on fire.

// Children’s Hospital enters unchartered territory

The acquisition of a growing group of New York City area doctors is the hospital’s first move outside Mass.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

When Boston calms down, we get down to business, but always on our terms, never yours.

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Please, USOC, stick with Boston’s Olympic bid

Don’t be scared. We just need this moment. When we calm down, we get down to business, but always on our terms, never yours.

Steve Pagliuca is expected to setawarmer tone as he replaces John Fish, a construction magnate.

Boston 2024 turns to Steve Pagliuca to guide Olympic bid

The Celtics co-owner wants to follow in Mitt Romney’s footsteps as a Bain Capital executive who rebounded from a failed US Senate run and saved an Olympic effort.


// An open letter from the family of Lingzi Lu

In the wake of the Marathon trial, the Lu family, whose daughter came from China to study in Boston, reflects on her spirit and dreams.

IndyCars competed in the Baltimore Grand Prix in 2011. A similar race is scheduled for the streets of the South Boston waterfront in 2016.

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IndyCar street race coming to Seaport district in 2016

An 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street circuit will encircle the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

// Watertown fastest growing municipality in Mass. in 2014

Everett and Chelsea were not far behind, with year-to-year population hikes of 2.6 percent.

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Surveys show Tom Brady’s consumer appeal has nosedived

Brady’s golden image apparently has been damaged by the Deflategate scandal and his tepid response to it.


// What’s next for Tom Brady with his Deflategate appeal?

Brady has been quiet since the punishment was handed down nearly two weeks ago.

Adrian Walker

// Charles Stith still battling BU on diversity

Stith, head of the soon-to-close African Presidential Center, says administrators failed to build a diverse campus.

// UMass will pay Martin Meehan $769,500

The incoming UMass president’s overall compensation will rise to $869,000 in 2019, according to his contract.

Marathon trial podcast

// What happens next for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

This interactive timeline highlights trial coverage and a podcast featuring Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and WBUR reporter David Boeri.



// Jeb Bush: the good and the bad

Let’s look at some pluses and minuses from his Thursday event in New Hampshire’s capital.

The Big Picture

Cities in the clouds

A selection of images of cities shrouded in weather that makes them appear to be living among the clouds.